New Somali Cabinet Urged to Support Ban on Charcoal TradeNewly appointed ministers are being called on to support the ban on the export, after the UN halted trade to stop both the flow of money to Al Shabaab and slow the environmental damage.
Burning charcoal (file photo): Charcoal is reportedly the main financial source of militia group Al Shabaab.
Shabelle, 9 November 2012
Mohamed Osman Jawari, Somali speaker has on Friday urged the newly appointed cabinet ministers to support the ban on charcoal shipments from Kismayo port city. Read more »
The Star, 8 November 2012
The Somalia government has formed a task force to deal with charcoal trade in the port of Kismayu two months after it was taken over by Amisom troops. Read more »